U.S. Postal Service Breach: A Timeline

Infographic Outlines Agency's Step-By-Step Response
U.S. Postal Service Breach: A Timeline

The U.S. Postal Service on Nov. 10 confirmed a data breach that affected some of its information systems. This infographic offers a timeline of the breach investigation provided by an official during a Congressional hearing.

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Testifying at a recent House hearing, Randy Miskanic, a USPS official, defended its delay in notifying USPS workers of a breach that exposed employees' Social Security numbers, contending authorities didn't initially know what data was pilfered (see: USPS Defends Breach Notification Delay). Miskanic also said the government didn't want to tip off hackers that it was aware of the breach.

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Jeffrey Roman

Jeffrey Roman

News Writer, ISMG

Roman is the former News Writer for Information Security Media Group. Having worked for multiple publications at The College of New Jersey, including the College's newspaper "The Signal" and alumni magazine, Roman has experience in journalism, copy editing and communications.

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